The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1930 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 26, 1930
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S- "' >'V ^m - -.. •- COUEIER NEWS NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C, ». BABCOCK, BJltoc H..W. »AIN«B, •«• *0cte' VttiMUl . AdrtrUtlni RtpmenUtlrc*: £: TM IfcMMi F. Clark Co. Inc., .New York, — PhlUfkiphU. Attanto, DiUlu, 8*u Antonio, 8*n ~- FrindKo, Chleafo, St. Louli. "">. ' ' .' i :—: : _^ Publlthed Emj Aiternoon Except Sunday, touted M Mpond claa matter at the post eflke at BlytfterUle, Arkansas, under act of Congress October », l»n. Serred by the United Press ~ SUBSCRIPTION KATES — By carrier In the city of Blytlievllle, lie- per '— week or JSJX per year In advance. ^' Bj m*U within a radlut ol 60 miles, 13.00 per ~_ .year, (1 jO lor tlx months, Sic (or three months; •"• by mail In posUl zones two to elx, Inclusive, |^~ 16,50 per year, In zones seven and eight, $10.00 m per year, payabta in advance. — ' Cigarettes and Schools —, O •~- Elsewhere on this page appears an ~ editorial from the Fort Smith Soiith- ~ west American appealing to Arkansas ~ citizens to support the public schools ~; of the state by refusing to smoke cigar~- ettcs and cigars on which no stale tax ^ has been paid. i^I The api>cal is sound, and ^yc reprint ^ it in the hope that it may' do some *•£ good. Dodging the 4 cent tax on cigar~ ettcs by patronizing out of state tobacco ^Z dealers" or so-called cigarette "Ijoolleg- — < gfts" is a petty business anyway and H!S hot a thing in which a citizen who CS thinks twice about it would car-j to in- TM On- the other hand, however, it is J^ '. true that there is a widespread con*T viction that the tobacco tax operates 5 : more for the benefit of tlie organi/.a- "- tion hired to collect it than for the j£r. schools, and undoubtedly this has somc- p; thing" to do with whatever evasion of J£ ihe tax may exist. If the state revcnua iT department can convince the public ;Z that the tax is collected efficiently and ™1 economically, and that it actually goss St to the purpose for which it is intended, *^ difficulties in collection might possibly ~r be lessened, and certainly an attitude of •~f better public co-operation would bs dc•— veloped. — The average cigarette smoker con^ sumcs about a package a day. Ilovr •=«- riisny such smokers there ars in Mis^ sissippj county we, do not know, but -!£ presumably the total • cannot fall far ir short of 10,000,.,, At 4 cents a package :.'." that, would yield an annual revenue of ,.L 1146,000. If that estimate is too high ^1; then. surely tha cigar tax would bring ;~ the total up to that figure. •-__• ..When Mississippi county receives ^•anything approaching ?146,000 a year — '•;' for her schools from' the state tobacco -I tax our school financial difficulties will IT be well on the way to solution, and our ~. mistrust of the tobacco lax will dis- '?" appear. r The Motorist's Responsibility til In a certain middle-western city the ^1 police lately have been stopping motor•~_ -ists at random and testing thrir brakes. ^- The results they have obtained so far ^ .have .been illuminating. Three out of COURIER four cars sloped wero found to h'avo dcfictivc or improperly adjusted brakes. It seems fairly obvious that no automobile can operate on » crowded highway with a due regard for public safety i|ii!ess its driver is able to slop it quickly on a second's notice. Yet hero we have the discovery Unit'75 .'per cent of. all mitos lack that essential (|ualilication. It Is a disturbing revolution. Every motorist owes it (o himself as w-ill aw to liis follow citizens to keep his brakes in good condition. A rapidly moving automobile is a dangerous instrument unlcKit it is under pcrfcc*; control—and no car is under perfect control when its brakes arc faulty. Piot-or Smoke Screen? Secretary of ; Agriculture II y d e charges that Soviet Russia is in a big conspiracy to increase the plight of the American farmer by selling some 7,000,000 bushels of grain ".short" on the Chicago wheat exchange. His charge deserves the fullest investigation. If the Russians are engaged in such a plot, and it can be proven to the satisfaction of fair-minded men, prompt and energetic action .should be taken by our government at once. If the charge proves exaggerated or groundless, and turns out to be something resembling a smoke screen issued for political purposes, that fact should be brought out—and, once again, prompt and energetic action should be taken. The thing needs, looking into. THE WINDMILL I traded for a sccond-hnnd automobile lodny. It was In first, clnss.coiKlllloii every place except these places where a wns in some other condition. I loaded myself, gracefully lnto j t and drove it out the road u Mule piece, and when 1 tried lo stop I discovered that there \rasia any nioio brnkes en the tiling limn there Is smiles on Buster Kciilon's face. If It hadn't been for both rear fenders resting heavily on both rear wheels I don't believe It would have slouptd at nil. Coming back, I picked up a fcllcw and I (old him about the car not having any brakes and he said lliat I cojildn't run it' without nny. I loltl him I could nm it ali ;; rlght that way, but tho' trouble was I couldn't stop it. * . * * 1 can't flBine out Just why, Duster, Kenton never allows his. face to indulge in a little smiling dice In a while. Of course, Ills face just exactly suits the present cotton prices. * * - * Abuul the only time a fellow feels like laugh- Ing now Is utter he has had a llltlc le(c-a-lcte wilh, and partook of, a lllllo illicit private stock or Kinclhing. * • "'+ Some of HID stuff I get hold of makes mo Inugh so much I get plumb rand. CUBA M. 1IIC1DON. SIDE GLANCES By George dark k J f y ° Ung lady —>'P U Clln either give that candy now A T 1 L FI ? ra> °f, te " • r - vou tlon>l real 'y think her new dress looks lousy."- .';, WASHINGTON LfTTER Suggested slogan for those scientists endeavoring lo break down the molecule: "Up and nlom, boys;" Scientists, we read, arc trying lo spill Ihc alom. After all, this is rather a small matter to fuss, about. EDUT OUR WAY By Williams WAU-vAJE HEAOlD AN "Tv-i'TS DOII.L1N4' US By KODNEY DUTCHER ' . NEA Scr>k6 Writer • ' WASHINGTON. — An unprecedented amount of effort and money Is being spent in attempts to.gii(:> Ihc great American apnetlte.^f the campaigns were all us successful ns their sponsors would like; Ihe country would be suffering from a terrific stomach ache. Headquarters of some of the more important "eat-more-of-o'ur- Flulf" drives arc in Washington. One finds lhat producers of food are going after 120,000,000 people through newspaper advertising!, press-agent propaganda, radio, speeches and lectures, sky-wrltrjig and many other avenues of public 1 lly. This sort ol thing istknowA as . Institiilional promotion/ ti-tL the .{lushing:-of eommpaitles than of individual brands. . What to do with'nh'agricultural surplus such as the American farmer's wheat? Eat ill 1 'The .Brazilian coffee surplus? brink itl Such are the current slogans. And there are* various extensive campaigns to dispel popular prejudices against certain types of Jood such as pink salmon and canned goods In general. One of (he most vigorous campaigns now baing waged is the "Back to Dread" movement promoted by the millers and the bakers. The argument" is lhat plain white bread U cheaper than 'MiV olhcr food and more nutritious than mosl others. Restoration of the pre-war American per capita coiisumptlon of wheat would provide a market for -130,000,000 more bushels, which is most of the annual wheat surplus. Eat more bread and you'll be stronger. Whole wheat bread is jtust a valueless fad. Let's get back (o normal callng and en- Joy ourselves. White bread is the only kind lhat mops up giavy ef r fectivcly. . : Flays Diet Fad "Hall (he population are on a diet." complains President Henry Slude of the American Bakers' Association at a convenllon In Atlantic City. Sludc insists that while bread is not fattening. Eminent physicians and food experts arc being rung In to plead the case ol white bread. Whethnr you like while bread or not, all .his seems lo be a very Interesting experiment In guiding popular taste for food. Whole wheat flour, one learns. Is not popular with llic industry. It doesn't keep. Dr. Dccio Machado. Brazilian. delegate to the recent Pan-American agricultural co'njjrence here! whooped for an international campaign by Latin-American coffee-i producing nalions to -Increase world consumption and eliniinatc Ihj present overproduction' of coffee. He predicted that the world would ECOII be drinking more coffee and said that millions of people In Russia, wanting coffee but now unable to get it. offered great possibilities. He even thought that a proper advertising campaign might educate the tea-drinking Chinese to drink large quantities of coffee. The National Canners' Association, recognizing H deep-seated, vague popular distrust of canned goods, has spent more than a mil- lipn dollars on research work, prove just how good "canned stuft" really is and now contemplates..^ huge three-year campaign to sell the country on canned foods. Thru the late spring and summer U staged extensive radio programs during which scientific and technical speakers talked about sanitation, vitamins, health and such matters. "Est More Fish!" Canners ol fish have been continually stressing 'Ihe value of iodine and of Vitamin B, which appears in fish oil. The India tea dealers began an ambitious campaign,: hollering the .virtues of Vitamin C.. but it appears that they made too many claims and they have since switched to boasts about the tea's flavor and palatabiiity. An association of the canncrs of South Carolina is pressing the claim that all South Carolina products are rich in iodine owing to salt deposits on South Carolina's farms which allegedly are brought by the bree/es from the ocean. The Maine Sardine Association raised a fund for a national campaign this year, bul Ihcn discovered it would be having a small pack nnd curtailed its plans. The U. S. Fisheries Association has had a couple of "cat more fish" campaigns, stressing - iodine- and- the danger of goitre. There has been an extensive drive for' Brazilian coffee, too. which' food^expertshcre believe would have been more successful If American consuhicrs bought coffee by rialtonality.'~T canned peach and Hawaiian pineapple inlercsls have been active an Ihe canners of pink salmon have undertaken to rid us of the common impression lhat salmon oughl lo be bright red. Keeping Body Fit Is Best Way to Prevent Paiiis "' ' HY PR. MORRIS FISII1SKIN Krtilor, Journal of the 'American Medical Association, and of lly- Krl.i, Ilir Health Magaiinr "I wish we could banish the term cyestrain from out vocabul- ar'.?s." Hits statement Is made by Dr. Ocorge S. Derby before the section on diseases of the eye of tlte American Medical Association and Is an Indication of the way in which the specialist In diseases ol thp eye look at many cases of appar- jcnt disturbances of the eye which feme lo their offices. The general public should'learn that ryes arc seldom strained, that the eye is provided wl'.h a large farter of safely, and thai healthy eyes seldom become diseased oven I by escerslve iisc. Vrerjucntly what ! appears to be a disturbance of the icye Is merely a general nervous ;breakdown, representing a rebellion I by Ih? sj-Etcm against bad hygiene. jThe person who complains of eye|strain has b«en burning the can- die at Vnlh ends, 'neglecting reg ular meals, sufficient' Sleep, frcsl air and exercise. •*' • In Border lo do work with ihi eyes. ..which mcsn also wilh tin brain, ope must! body fit Dr. Derby describes"" s'cvcral in stances in which young men. work ing for university degrees or sludy ing inlo the IMa hours ol Hie nlgl'i on college reports and statement; consulted the physician becausi they believed lhat their oycs wen prcaking down. In each Instance the difficulty was nol with the eyi Itself, wilh the fact, lhat. lb parson concerned was cenlering ii Ihe eyes a series of physical com plaints arising from bad, livpient In most 'Instances. Ihc jwrsoi concerned feels thai Ihe oycs ai at fault because someone in U, family Is bljnd or has very poo eyes. When r.;a«urcd Ihal llic eye arc nol concerned, the paticn frequently reveals the fact that illn?ss of some other fainUy is the basis' th srson Irv hi It, worry. There are, of course,-ptopk,w)x> ue lh« eyes tu ,the reason lor ts- an from uncomfortable sltuittoiis, ust, is there are' persona'wh'o cin- ot he«rMn« things that.'displease iwn or'ttut place demands Upon hem or efforts that tliey do not ar.i to put forth. Sometimes the student who IB luatlsfied with his school or who nds keeping up too great a bur- en will complain of pain In the yes and difficult vision, whereas xaminatlon will show the eyes ully competent for the amount of orK placed upon- them. It is also Important " to Inform -he patient that pains in the eye, hfc real, are not related to a hyslcal breakdown of the eye It- elf. When a patient realizes this actor, the pain Is likely to be less isturblng. Modern scientmc ex- mlnallon df the eyes permits ex- ct determination of their compe- :ncy . for vision. The measure- lent. Is Just as,exact M any type f measurement 1 ' krtpwn t'b'Tnan- Ind. The. scientific physician • will ot/prescribe glasses when--S'hc rtcws that th.jy arc not necessary, uV'will endeavor by a revision 1 of ic'patient's hqglenc ancK proper sychologlo technic 13 make the lasses unnecessary.' THE HOLY ALLIANCE On' Sept. 26, 1815, the Holy Al- nnce was formed between Russia, yslria "and Prussia. The league was formed aflcr the a)l of Napoleon, at the insistence ; Alexander I of Russia, lo regu- ate.the relations ol the slates of hrlslendon by the principles of hristian charity. Alexander drew up the docu- lent, which was signed by the iree rulers in Paris. In addition the. original' signatories, Naples, ardlnia, Franco and Spain ac- ecled to the treaty. It received le commendation, but not the gnature of the Prince Regent of jreat Britain. : Tlw document was formally made ubllc the following year.--As ormed In the mind of Alexander, he league was the scheme of an deallst, but it was utilized by Met- arnich as. an Instrument of his eactlonary policy.- It was in the name of the Holy Mliancc that Austria in-1821 cnish- Ihc revolutions In Naples and 'iedmont and, that France -two ears later restored absolutism In Apart from this use, one writer las said, "No one of the princes vho adhered to the Holy Alliances, vlth the single exception of Alexnder himself, ever took it serious- v R€.ad Courier News want ads- FRIDAY; SEPTEMBER* at \n AW5RKTA, (S THAN CORK. ANO A IZ FOOT 1C 3 IS AMEASV LOAD FOR INDICATE A SOIL THAN THE AfJFAS WHERE NONE OlMOBY.KEAsiSvic Ask for Gold Medal Flour , at Your '•• Grocers Merchants Grocery Co. Distributors "Strength and Ability- Plus the Willingness to Serve' Founded on Security Built by Service Your Check Stubs Tell a Story They tell where your money went — and for what. Each is a little chapter in the record of your affairs, and you can trace your financial progress in the story they tell: Those same check stubs form a permanent record of all bills paid -- and each •cancelled check is a permanent receipt. Have you a Checking Account here? If not, we cordially invite you to come in and open one. THE FARMERS BANK & TRUST CO. The 01dest,Bank in Blytheville Under Slate cwd Federal Supervision

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